Casting news updates at a glance:
- Stephen Colbert (Monsters vs Aliens) and Allison Janney (Phineas and Ferb) have been cast in the DreamWorks animated production of Mr. Peabody and Sherman, starring Ty Burrell (Modern Family) and Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man) voicing the title roles.
- Ian McShane (Snow White and the Huntsman) will join Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead), Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) in dance-off comedy, Cuban Fury.
Hit the jump for more.
First up from THR is the news that not only are Colbert and Janney lending their voices to Mr. Peabody and Sherman, but that the studio is so amped about the project that they’ve moved it up from March 14th, 2014 to November 8th, 2013. The feature is based on the classic Jay Ward cartoon that centered on Mr. Peabody (the world’s smartest dog) and his pet boy, Sherman. The duo ends up wreaking havoc when using their WABAC time-machine and have to restore order. Colbert will voice Mr Peabody’s nemesis, Paul Peterson, with Janney as his wife, Paula Peterson. Modern Family’s Ariel Winter will star as their daughter, Penny Peterson, a lovable bully who antagonizes Sherman. Mr. Peabody and Sherman also features voice work by Ellie Kemper (The Office) and Stephen Tobolowsky (The Lorax).
Also from THR comes word that McShane will be the latest addition to Cuban Fury, the British romantic comedy helmed by debut director, James Griffiths. Based on an idea by Frost, Cuban Fury follows an ex-salsa prodigy (Frost) who re-ignites his passion for the dance when he develops a love interest in his American boss (Jones). McShane will play the dance instructor who reawakens the fire within. Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur) also stars.